Studio to adapt BBC miniseries
Universal is homing in on a bigscreen version of “Second Sight,” a 1999 BBC miniseries that starred Clive Owen as a detective struggling to solve a murder before he goes blind.His character joins forces with a femme detective to try to crack the case. “Second Sight” aired Stateside on PBS and spawned a sequel, “Second Sight: Kingdom of the Blind.” Deal, which is still being finalized, calls for Angry Films’ Susan Montford and Don Murphy to produce and series creator Paula Milne to exec produce. Montford and Murphy produced the upcoming Owen starrer “Shoot ‘Em Up.” Owen is not attached to “Second Sight” at this point.Thesp is busy with several other projects, including “Sin City 2″ and “The Professional.” He plays Sir Walter Raleigh opposite Cate Blanchett’s Queen Elizabeth I in Universal’s “The Golden Age,” duethis fall. Angry Films is producing “Transformers” along with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and is producing “While She Was Out,” starring Kim Basinger. ICM’s Nick Reed repped Milne and the rights to the property.
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